Help FW find a Lifetime Achievement winner 

Do you know someone who has gone above and beyond the call of duty helping farming and farmers over a prolonged period?

If so, we want to hear from you because Farmers Weekly is on the hunt for contenders for its Lifetime Achievement Award 2019.

With the winner to be announced at the FW Awards night in October, when a host of top farmers and advisers will be recognised, the Lifetime Achievement category will celebrate an individual who has contributed a huge amount to agriculture over many years.

See also: Meet the 2019 Farmers Weekly Awards finalists

They could have made a difference in a host of ways – previous winners have included college lecturers, peers of the realm, a farming journalist and a Methodist minister.

The winner of this unique accolade, sponsored by The Woodland Trust, could be a farmer or someone in one of the ancillary sectors. They don’t need to be famous, but they do need to have made a prolonged, effective contribution to agriculture or the countryside.

Farming Champion

Don’t forget, too, that nominations are still open for the Farming Champion category. Supported by the NFU, this award specifically recognises achievements and efforts on behalf of farming, the countryside, food and the ancillary sectors over the past 12 months.

So, if you know someone who might fit the bill in either category, help us celebrate the very best of British agriculture by recognising their contributions. Maybe a relative, neighbour, friend or colleague springs to mind? It might even be you. Or perhaps it’s someone you’ve never met, whose effort you admire?

Send an email to with the name of your nominee and the category you’d like to put them forward for. If you want to include any information about them, please do, but this is not obligatory. We’ll even keep your nomination confidential if you ask us to.

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